The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.
Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.
Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.
Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.
There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.
These men should not have paid with their lives. Why execution???
Last week's vote in the UN's General Assembly, which afforded "nonmember observer state" status to Palestine, and the Israeli government's response, has created controversy.
Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.
Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.